Fatal hemolytic anemia attributed to leptospirosis in lambs

Bradford Smith, J. M. Armstrong

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Abstract

Leptospirosis has been recognized as a disease affecting most species of domestic animals and is an important zoonosis worldwide. Serotype pomona has been recognized as a major cause of bovine, porcine, equine, and ovine leptospirosis in the United States. Leptospirosis in sheep can be manifested either as abortion or as a syndrome of fever, hemolytic anemia, and hemoglobinuria. This report is concerned with fatal hemolytic anemia in 2 neighboring flocks of lambs. The anemia was attributed to infection with Leptospira interrogans serotype pomona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-741
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume167
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975

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  • veterinary(all)

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